As a Catholic elementary school, Notre Dame strives to provide the students of Santa Barbara and surrounding communities with the highest standards of excellence in spiritual, academic, social and physical development.

Acknowledging the presence of God in all persons, Notre Dame recognizes and nourishes the unique gifts and talents that each individual brings to the community as a whole; recognizes parents as primary educators; and provides a Christian environment that promotes peace and justice. Notre Dame School welcomes families and students from all faith backgrounds.

Notre Dame School is an accredited institution.  The school will be participating in the next accreditation cycle in 2016. 

Visit the school's website for information on staff, academics, sports/programs and admissions.

The Notre Dame School -- 1974 and beyond

40 years of quality Catholic education in the heart of Santa Barbara.  Celebrating the histories of Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Dolores School.

Notre Dame School Renovations

  • Generous benefactors have supported the many renovations at Notre Dame School.   Great thanks and prayers to the Shea Foundation!


  • Close proximity to the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and other parks, theaters and museums in downtown Santa Barbara offer Notre Dame students exposure to the arts and environment that enhance the classroom curriculum.


  • Notre Dame Students are held to a high standard of academic rigor that prepares them for a lifetime of learning. Smaller class sizes, up-to-date technology, and an engaged and caring faculty, give students a tremendous opportunity to succeed.